National Pancake Day, Memphis Style

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 27th 2018 5374 0

It’s National Pancake Day. Sure, you could fight the hungry masses at IHOP to get some for free (and I totally support that decision too because free is free) but here’s another idea: get a stack from one of these fine local establishments.

1. The Arcade (South Main)

Sit in Elvis’ booth and enjoy a stack of perfect sweet potato pancakes. The Arcade serves breakfast all day. Read more here.

2. Blue Plate Cafe (Court Square downtown or East Memphis)

This sunny, cozy spot will give you mountains of whipped cream with your pancakes. Read more here.

3. The Pancake Shop (Summer Ave.)

The Pancake Shop is on our list of 365 Things To Do In Memphis, so this is a must for National Pancake Day (or any day). They’re open from 6 a.m. until midnight on weekdays and 24 hours Thursday through Sunday. Read more here. 

4. Barksdale’s (midtown)

From a previous review on this site, regarding the pancakes at Barksdale’s: “The pancake was seriously awesome. It was sweet, but not too sweet. It was great with just butter on it. It seemed like it had a little bit of a French toast flavor to it.  I want to have this pancake’s babies.” Read more here. 

5. Bryant’s (Summer Ave)

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Having breakfast at Bryant’s (which has pancakes in addition to their famous biscuits) is assignment #187 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis. Read more here. Don’t forget it’s cash only.

6. The Beauty Shop (Cooper Young)

I’m totally cheating on this one because The Beauty Shop’s pancakes are only available for brunch. But these lemon ricotta are so pretty I had to include. Read more about The Beauty Shop here.

7. Staks (East Memphis)

Go nuts (perhaps literally) with toppings at this cute East Memphis pancake shop.

8. Cafe Eclectic (U of M, midtown, Harbor Town)

photo via cafe eclectic

This cafe bakery has allll the baked goods you can think of, including. Read more.

9. The Liquor Store (Broad Avenue)

Is Memphis the only place you can eat breakfast at “The Liquor Store”? Maybe! They have more than just picturesque drinks and Cuban sandwiches, folks, just check out the all-day breakfast items. Read more.

10. Automatic Slim’s (downtown)

For brunch only, Automatic Slim’s serves up several deletable pancake options, including an Elvis-inspired banana pancake platter.

What would you like to see added to this list?

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. rush says:

    Can you confirm that the Pancake Shop (BEST EVAR) is still open 24 hours? I've heard conflicting reports lately.

  2. Leigh says:

    Also try Cafe Eclectic's Buckwheat pancakes, served with real maple syrup. I just love them!

  3. James says:

    Bryants now has a variety of pancakes on their menu, aside from the aforementioned (and delicious) potato pancakes!

  4. Drew Mason says:

    I agree that IHOP may not be the top of my list for local flare but all customers' donations today are going to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital via Children's Miracle Network (til 10pm tonight) So, grab a freee short stack and help out a great cause [just for today 😉  ]

  5. Dang I didn't realized The Beauty Shop did breakfast. I never did go to Bryant's before I left and also never managed to go to any of the awesome brunches around town. Totaly failure. Guess that leaves me things to do when I visist!

  6. Holly Whitfield says:

    Erin, the Beauty Shop only does brunch on Sundays.

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